Although it’s very exciting to get the COVID-19 vaccine and you want to share it with all your friends and family on social media, it’s best not to.
I got my second dose after 3 weeks from the first dose. The vaccine for the second dose is Pfizer. It is required that I get the same vaccine twice. When I came to the facility, I have to bring the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. pic.twitter.com/ZJhYjtzzVT— Elizabeth (@_elizabethdo_) February 6, 2021
According to the Better Business Bureau, showing off that vaccination card puts you at risk for scammers and predators.
They state on their website, “Unfortunately, your card has your full name and birthday on it, as well as information about where you got your vaccine. If your social media privacy settings aren’t set high, you may be giving valuable information away for anyone to use.”
They add, “Sharing your personal information isn’t the only issue. Scammers in Great Britain were caught selling fake vaccination cards on eBay and TikTok. It’s only a matter of time before similar cons come to the United States and Canada. Posting photos of your card can help provide scammers with information they can use to create and sell phony ones.”
But there are some other things that you can post online to show off your newly vaccinated status. They recommend posting the vaccine sticker or posting a frame saying you got the vaccine around your profile picture.
The website also adds to review the security settings on the social media accounts you use so you are aware of what other people can see about you.